2007 ग्लोबल किसान गोलमेज सम्मेलन

Rosalie being presented the inaugural Klecker Award in 2007 देर डीन Kleckner द्वारा.

अक्टूबर 17, 2007 डेस मोइनेस, आइए

Hunger is a destabilizing force. Dr. नॉर्मन ई. बोरलॉग


Moderator Manjit Misra (Director Iowa State University-based BIGMAP)

अर्जेंटीना Santiago Nicholas Hollman
ऑस्ट्रेलिया मारी मैके
ब्राज़िल सर्जियो लुइस Bortolozzo
कनाडा Alanna कॉख
जर्मनी थॉमस शुल्ज
हंगरी Kornel Vancsura
आयरलैंड जिम मैकार्थी
मलावी डगलस Mbano
मेक्सिको Amador Sanchez

फिलीपींस Rosalie Ellasus (First recipient Kleckner Trade & Technology Advancement Award)

पुर्तगाल Jose Duarte
रोमानिया Gheorghe लुसियान Buzdugan
दक्षिण अफ्रीका डेरेक मैथ्यूज
स्पेन Carles Font
थाईलैंड supranee (Kay) Aramtip
यूनाइटेड किंगडम डेविड हिल
संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका:
हवाई Ken Kamiya

आयोवा Reg Clause, विधेयक हौरन, डीन Kleckner

नयी जर्सी John Rigolizzo

उत्तरी डकोटा Doyle Lentz

On October 17, 2007, 22 किसानों, representing 19 countries from 6 continents met in Des Moines, Iowa to discuss the barriers and challenges to technology that exist in agriculture, focusing on the collaborative efforts and resources that are needed to meet those challenges and remove barriers.

Hosted by Truth About Trade & Technology and held in conjunction with the World Food Prize and Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium, the 2nd Global Farmer Roundtable asked participants to share their personal experiences regarding access to technology and search for commonalities of opportunity to build upon as we meet the challenge to feed a growing, hungry world.

Facilitated by Manjit Misra, निदेशक, Iowa State University based BIGMAP (Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products), the farmers identified several areas of challenge affecting access to technology as well as the perception of the technology itself. The list included:

  • A misinformed and sometimes negative perception by consumers and the market
  • Allowing the greens to set the agenda, define the technology and drive the public discussion
  • The lack of harmonized (regional and international) technology regulations and laws
  • Underestimating the credibility and message delivery effectiveness of the worlds farmers
  • The growing use of technology and food-safety issues as trade barriers
  • The growing public perception that food should be treated differently when technology is the issue even the term genetically modified has been given a strong negative connotation when linked with food.

डॉ. Misra encouraged the group to move beyond the challenges and focus on the opportunities, reminding all to consider, while the circle of concern may be large, our circle of influence is where we must focus. Believing that we are at the tipping point of global biotech acceptance, the participants identified commonalties of opportunity that will become the force that tips the point in support of global biotech access and acceptance. Those opportunities and action points include:

  • Willingness to stay connected as individuals, associations and industry leaders who support freedom for all farmers to chose and utilize the technology that will most effectively and economically benefit their operation.
  • Continued support and expansion of the Kleckner Trade & Technology Advancement Award
    • Consensus that the recipient be put on the road globally to share their story and offer collaboration and support to others who are working in support of freedom of choice for farmers in their own areas of influence.
  • Implementation of a web-based Global Alliance to expand and support collaborative efforts of farmers around the world. This Global Alliance will include and be supported by:
    • International Board of Advisors
    • Translation of key messages available on site
    • Provide key messages that can be used to effectively tell the story and support a farmers right to choose the tools and technology he will use.
    • Platform for exchange of information and sharing of stories
    • Provide organizational support
    • Global calendar of events
    • Implementation of a global, regionally-based Speakers Bureau